it’s a…

September 1st, 2009


He was 5 days late, 5 excruciating days, but now he’s here and part of the family. This second son of mine is modeling his “if I make it the baby will come” outfit that I made in that last week of pregnancy. I stole pants and hat idea from Made by Rae, because I literally could have no other thoughts that week besides, “it’s it time yet? now? now is going to happen?”The hat reverses to a pink stripe because we didn’t know if it was a little man or a little lady. The pants are from an old tank top that is  super lightweight because it’s August and should be hot, right? The Midwest has decided what the hell let’s have fall early this year.

The booties I actually started when I was in labor and finished up this past week. They’re from the same pattern I made for a friend’s baby and they are just so stinking cute. And now I have a whole Von Trapp matching family!

Posted in sewing clothes.

66 Responses to it’s a…

  1. Margaret says:

    Congratulations! I love following your blog and have been wishing only good things for you and the arrival of your little one recently. I’m glad to hear that all is going well.

  2. Fiona says:

    Congratulations, Meg! What a gorgeous little man.

  3. kerri says:

    oh! He is wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful. Have fun getting to know each other.

  4. Amanda says:

    Perfect. All of him!

  5. shisomama says:

    so so sweet. i’d love to bury my face into his neck and take a big smell of baby. many congratulations!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    De-lurking to say congratulations. A beautiful, beautiful baby — I hope you all can stay in bed all cuddled up and enjoy the cool wether. And (although I’m sure this is not particularly on your mind right now) that hexagon chair repair was so very cool I have been on the look out for a ripped leather chair ever since so I try it at home. Thank you!

  7. beruta says:

    ohhh… he`s so beautiful…
    and very stylish, what a pose!

    The clothes are great.. (I love the pants)

  8. victoria says:

    Divine. Congratulations on such a wonderful little person you created!!! Hope all is going well.

  9. Claire says:

    Congratulations, how wonderful to have another little person in your family. He is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Such a cutie! Congratulations. :)


  11. a boy! yay! congrats!

    love the end-of-pregnancy sewing frenzy. i self-medicated at the end of mine with large quantities of ice cream, but i suppose sewing is good too.

    so happy for you!

  12. Maria says:

    Oh, what an adorable baby!
    Love the outfit too.

    The idea of “if I make it the baby will come” cracked me up. In the same spirit, I reupholstered all my dining chairs in the last week before giving birth. It didn’t bring the baby out as fast as I was hoping though.


  13. Rae says:

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

    I love that our babes are wearing matching outfits on the blogs! Such a cute little guy! And I LOVE that you made the hat reversible. Great idea. Must try next… (:

  14. beth says:

    too cute. I love your whole gigham family now too :) i agree with the ithinksew patterns, they are definately very drawn out and wordy. The pictures are much easier to follow.

  15. mama-pan says:

    many happy returns to your family!! he is just perfect. I love how alert he looks–you are going to have so much fun! Looking forward to lots of new-baby-sewing (no pressure ;-)

  16. Denise says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful. :)

  17. BlueCastle says:

    Congratulations! I loved it when my babies were that size, so nice and snuggly and it’s adorable how their little bodies form a little ball. Enjoy him.

  18. Char says:

    Congratulations…love the pants…hey, I may try that with a few old tops of mine!
    Get some rest…and stop looking at your gorgeous bambino!!!

  19. Verity says:

    Congratulations!! What a gorgeous little man! Mine is due in 4 weeks time – and now I have something else to add to my to do list while I’m on maternity leave!! I wonder how many hats and booties I could make in a fortnight? :)

  20. Fliss says:


    Wonderful news for you all and what a gorgeous looking bundle of joy. Absolutely love the outfit…. may just have to go and make some small things for this little one. Thanks for inspiring me :)

  21. Carolyn says:

    He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations!!!

  22. Congratulations! What a handsome little fella!

  23. Nanette says:

    Well done, Meg. He’s a beauty and those are some rockin’ booties. I hope you are getting as much sleep and rest as you possibly can between all the newborn excitement!